York Racecourse
The Racecourse
YO23 1EX
01904 620911



York is engaged with the Raceday Experience Group operated by the Racecourse Association with the intention of improving the experience for all involved in the sport. The good work done under the banner of “Commitment to Owners” is recognised by York and we hope that all the essential elements as well as the majority of the desirable elements of the pledge are incorporated into our raceday practices.


Clerk of the Course: William Derby 01904 683932 jane.richardson@ yorkracecourse.co.uk
Owners’ Liaison Pre-raceday: Jane Richardson 01904 683932 jane.richardson@yorkracecourse.co.uk
Owners’ Liaison Raceday after 10am: Rachel Blizzard 01904 709246 rachel.blizzard@yorkracecourse.co.uk

Gold Standard award: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners fixtures: 4 of 18 fixtures
ROA Car Park Label exemptions: None

Horsemans Group Prize-money contract: Yes - Premier Tier
Racecourse Group: Independent
Racing Channel: Racing TV
Left-handed course. Click here for Racing Post course guide
Racecourse Photographer: Jeremy Phillips 01904 632835 / 07803 167741 jsphillips@mac.com
Stabling capacity: 160

York Racecourse lies within a mile of the city centre and is served by convenient road, rail and air access routes.
By Road: York Racecourse is located within a mile of the A64 - one of York's main trunk roads. Please see map for the location of York Racecourse or use our get driving directions facility below to download directions to the racecourse from a specific location.
By rail: York is one of the UK's major railway stations and connects with many routes. Fast and frequent trains run from King's Cross, taking as little as 1 hour 52 minutes. There are also direct trains from Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham.Once at the station it is a short hop to the racecourse by bus (frequent service running every 10 minutes) or a 5 minute taxi journey which will cost in the region of £7-8. It is approximately 1.5 miles if you wish to go by foot.
By Air: The nearest International Airport is Leeds Bradford (approx 50 minutes away) followed by Robin Hood / Doncaster (approx 60 minutes) then Teesside and Manchester International Airports (approx 90 mins). Light aircraft may use Rufforth, only six miles west of the racecourse.
Helicopter access is available at the course by prior arrangement. Please contact Helicopter & Aviation Services Limited on 01373 858535, email: info@helipad.co.uk

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C-19 Badges

York currently have an allocation of six badges per runner.

Additional badges can be applied for – contact the course directly for this. Any regional restrictions, the number of other owners attending on the day, and the “rule of six” will be factors influencing if your request can be accommodated.

Owners who live in an area currently under regional or local restrictions are reminded to follow the Government advice in that area.

Please also check your emails from PASS and the racecourse website for further updates on badge allocation and specific attendance protocols.

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